The next ANZICS Safety & Quality Conference is coming... This year's ANZICS Safety & Quality Conference will take place from 30 - 31 July 2018 in Melbourne. Australia and New Zealand have been world leaders in the conception and promulgation of the Rapid Response System (RRS) model of care. An impressive scientific program has been developed which will explore … [Read more...] about ANZICS Safety & Quality Conference 2018 and Feedback in the Workplace
The widespread acceptance of cognitive bias theory, self-reflection and mindful practice can, in the absence of an equal weighting in systems-thinking training, lead to the notion that most errors are the result of individual failings. This self-recrimination can be compounded by ‘traditionally’ run M&Ms. How do we move away from the old "name/blame/shame/train" cycle of … [Read more...] about The trouble with M&Ms
In specialist centres, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a now a mainstay of the management of cardio/respiratory failure refractory to other measures. However, much of the clinical information required to care for ECMO patients at the bedside remains inaccessible to learners. To address this, the creation of a free-to-access educational ECMO blog post is now a … [Read more...] about Everything ECMO!
Don’t get me wrong, mindful practice, self-reflective practice should all be encouraged. Being aware of the factors that affect our thinking and actively deploying de-biasing strategies to mitigate these factors can result in better decisions being made. The trouble with mindfulness is when it’s prescribed as the sole solution to a cognitive error. You know the M&M whose … [Read more...] about The trouble with mindfulness
In 2012, Greg Kelly suggested that LITFL collate the most extreme 'medical extremes'. This is how things currently stand: If you think you have something worthy of addition to this league table, send evidence of the pathophysiological phenomenon to chris @ lifeinthefastlane.com (nothing patient identifiable!), and we will amend the list. … [Read more...] about ‘Going to Extremes’ Hall of Fame